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Unleashed dog sends five-year-old to hospital

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A 5-year-old girl was injured when a pit bull attacked her in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in Richmond this morning, California Highway Patrol officials said.

At 11:50 a.m. a CHP helicopter was on patrol over Contra Costa County when Richmond firefighters broadcast a report of the attack.

The helicopter crew located the victim, told firefighters the best way to get to her and then landed the helicopter close by.

A paramedic from the helicopter provided care to the girl before she was taken to a hospital in an ambulance.

CHP officials said the girl was bitten by a pit bull that was not on a leash. The girl suffered minor injuries.

The attack is being investigated by Contra Costa County Animal Services and the East Bay Regional Park District.

 

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